Posted 3 years ago
1940's or 50's Rebajes copper pin, just shy of 2". This is "tragedy" the "comedy" pin has oval and rounded shapes, you have a hint of it in pic 2 "Copper Art Jewelry by Burkholz & Kaplan" - but they definitely go together and I have to find Comedy now. LOL. Great online "Black Friday" purchase. I've collected copper since 1980, maybe 200 items, but I only have 10 Rebajes pieces. Prices for Renoir, Matisse, Rebajes and unmarked copper goes up and down. In the last 10 years I have enjoyed completing sets. Some of my favorites are the most fragile Renoir Matisse enamel bracelets. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/177274-renoir-matisse-50s-copper-enamel-bangle?in=collection-5837
Francisco Rebajes created metal art and costume jewelry in New York City from mid 1930's-thru 1950's and retired from his successful company in the early 60's to do special, high end pieces. He used copper, tin, sterling silver and prices ranged from $1.95-5.95. (Of course the sterling pieces command BIG $$$, and sadly I cannot afford anything - YET.) In case you want to see what his mark looks like refer to pic 3. Thanks for looking at my copper obsession.